Current Pastor: Reverend Timothy K. Baer
Current Deacons: Deacon George Ames, Jr.
Deacon Stephen D. McKimmie
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. in Our Lady`s Chapel (starting July 1, 2013 Mass will start at 8:00 a.m.)
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. in Our Main Church
8:00 a.m. in Our Lady`s Chapel
9:30 a.m. in Our Main Church
12:00 p.m. in Our Main Church
A televised Sunday Mass is offered by the Archdiocese of Washington on Sunday on WDCW at 10:30 a.m. WDCW airs on Comcast Channel 3 in Prince George’s County and in Southern Maryland. Dish or Direct TV is on Channel 50, RCN is on Channel 15 and Verizon is on Channel 3.
Holy Days of Obligation
*Mary, Mother of God: January 1
Ascension of Our Lord:(Observed on Seventh Sunday of Easter)
*Assumption of Mary: August 15 (Mass at 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. both in Main Church)
*All Saints: November 1
Immaculate Conception: December 8
Christmas: December 25
*When these three Holy Days fall on a Saturday or a Monday the obligation to attend Mass and to abstain from unnecessary work is suspended.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
or by appointment
Click below for:
Examination of Conscience for Grades 2-5
Examination of Conscience for Teens
Examination of Conscience for Adults
Children`s Adoration Hour - Parish families are welcome to bring their children to Our Lady`s Chapel on Tuesday, (TBA) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Here they will encounter the silent and loving presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. This will be a facilitator-lead service with spoken and silent prayers, and soft singing throughout the hour. Children that attend St. Mary`s School`s aftercare are invited to attend. There will be an adult volunteer to assist them back and forth from aftercare. A permission slip is required. Parent volunteers may use these hours to fulfill their Obligatory Service hours. Other children (non-St.Mary`s students) must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver for the duration of the hour. Copies of the prayers and hymns will be provided. We`re looking forward to offering another service in March, so please come, even for just a small amount of time! For more information, please contact Jennifer Pohren at (240) 441-2124 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity to enrich you and your child`s prayer life outside of the sacraments.
Tuesday: After 8:30 a.m. Mass to 9:00 p.m. (Benediction prior to 9:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: After 8:30 a.m. Mass to 9:00 p.m. (Benediction prior to 9:00 p.m.)
Thursday: After 8:30 a.m. Mass to 8:00 p.m. (Divine Mercy Chaplet/Benediction prior to 8:00 p.m.)
Permanent Adorers are needed:
Tuesday 2 to 3 p.m. Permanent Adorer
Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m. Permanent Adorer
Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m. Permanent Adorer
Wednesday 3 to 4 p.m. (this is for only 4 months)
(Just a reminder that during the winter months Eucharistic Adoration and other evening events will not be held when St. Mary’s School is closed for inclement weather such as snow, freezing rain, or ice, as announced on the radio or television. If there is a delay in opening the school, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed to correspond with the opening of the school or at the discretion of the pastor. (Mass is always held if the priest can get to the church.)
Holy Communion for the Sick
Please contact the parish office if you would like Communion brought to your home (301) 292-0527.
Sacrament of Baptism
In order to have your infant or child baptized at St. Mary`s Church you will need to complete the form below and return it to the parish office. The next step is to setup an appointment with the parish priest, Father Baer (301) 292-0527. After that, parents must then attend a Baptism preparation class (please contact Bill Keimig (301) 292-0527 Ext. 104). Finally, a date of baptism will be setup with Father Baer or one of our deacons that is convenient for both parties involved.
Please print off this FORM, if you desire a copy of the above procedures.
Please print off this FORM, and complete this form and bring it to your scheduled appointment with Father Baer.
Sacrament of Matrimony
The bride or groom must be a parishioner of St. Mary`s Parish. Arrangements with a priest should be made at least 6 months in advance. Music arrangements must be made with Dr. Terry at (301) 292-0527.
Annointing of the Sick
If the person needing annointing is at a hospital, please contact the hospital chaplain (please also inform the parish office so we can pray for you!) If it is an emergency, and the person is at home and in danger of death, please call our emergency line at (301) 292-6904 and speak to Father Baer. If Father isn`t available, please contact another priest at a local parish.
It is customary for the family to contact the funeral home of their choice after a loved one is deceased. If the family member was a parishioner of St. Mary`s, the funeral home will contact a parish priest to schedule the date and time for a funeral Mass. Music arrangements for a funeral Mass must be made with Dr. Terry (please call the office for his phone number.) Cemetery arrangements are made with Catholic Cemeteries at (301) 932-1766.